Health and wellness

Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area: open Tuesday evenings at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, 2321 Stout Road, Menomonie. Go to Level A through the southwest entrance. Registration is 5-7 p.m. Walk-ins only: first-come, first-served. Appointments not given. Services are provided to anyone who is uninsured or uninsurable and meets financial guidelines. Some services not available.

Blood pressure screening: Weekdays during regular clinic hours at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Free; call 715-233-7777 to schedule an appointment.

Congregate dining: 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, at Tantara Apartments (420 Heller Road, Menomonie). A hot, healthy, well-balanced meal for adults 60 and older. Need not live at Tantara to participate. Call the ADRC at 715-232-4006 for information.


Brew U: 6-8 p.m. on Mondays at The Raw Deal (603 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Learn about beer and brewing. Different theme each week. Must be 21 or older to participate in tastings. For details, visit

Addiction and the Family seminar series: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Arbor Place (4076 Kothlow Ave, Menomonie). Series of four seminars on rotating topics: Addiction and the Brain, Relapse and Recovery, Communication Skills, and Family Roles. Free and open to everyone, including teens. If child under age of 10 plans to attend, call Jennifer R. Coyne at 715-235-4537.

Books, games, music and dance

Crime book club: 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month (except December) at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Visit for details.

Tuesdays: Beginner line dance class: 6-6:45 p.m., Menomonie Moose Lodge (720 19th Ave. East, Menomonie). Easy dance, no partners needed. Advanced dance from 6:45-8 pm. Cost is $5 for the night. For info, contact Carol Campbell at 715-834-9933.

The Red Cedar Sounds: (Sweet Adelines International — Colfax) will host guest nights on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 501 Cedar St., Colfax. For more info, contact Leah at or 715-556-3267.

Crossroads Community Center: Monday and Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon–10 p.m. at 710 Fourth St. East, Menomonie. Open for middle school students on Mondays and Tuesdays, including homework time, special events. Open to high school students Thursday through Saturday. Center provides free activities including foosball, air hockey, ping pong, karaoke, games, books, movies, and more for both age groups. For info, call 715-231-8336, or email director Allie Bennett at

Bingo: Thursdays at smoke-free Moose Lodge, 720 19th Ave. East, Menomonie. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 715-309-1830 for info.

Senior dance: Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., Menomonie Moose Lodge, 720 19th Ave. All welcome. Call 715-235-3747 for info.

Barbershop Harmony Singers: All welcome. For info or ride, call Dave at 715-235-9377.

Euchre card party: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Menomonie Moose Lodge; call 715-235-5274 for info.

Senior Center

At Shirley Doane Senior Center: 1412 Sixth St., Menomonie. Mondays: Mah Jongg — 1 p.m., Ceramics — 1 p.m.; Tuesday: Crafts —8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bridge —1 p.m.; third Tuesday of each month: Free blood pressure/glucose screening — 9-10:30 a.m., ALH/AV sponsored; Tuesday and Thursday: Chair yoga — 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Wednesdays: Bridge instruction — 9:30 a.m.; Community Friendship meal — Sing-along 10:30-11:45 a.m., lunch —11:45 Bingo — 1 p.m.; Foot & Nail Clinic — 8:15-10:30 a.m. (call 715-235-0954 for appt.); third Wednesday of each month: Alzheimer’s Support Group — 10 a.m.; Thursdays: 500 Cards — Thurs., 12:45 p.m.; Fridays: Bingo — 1 p.m.

Clubs, organization meetings

The GFWC-Menomonie Woman’s Club: fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Oaks, 1320 12th Ave., Menomonie. The group conducts a program and business meeting and offers refreshments. Visitors are welcome.

Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association: second Tuesday of each month at 6-7:30 p.m. at Dunn County Government Center (Room 58, 800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). No matter who you are, you live in a watershed and your voice matters. All are welcome.

The K&C (Knitters and Crochet) Club meets: 1-3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month through May; and from 3-5 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month through April at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road) through May. All levels welcome. Drop in to work on your own projects, learn from some experts, meet other fiber art enthusiasts.

Dunn County Genealogical Society: Meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rassbach Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park. Short meeting followed by a potluck lunch and time for sharing and individual research. For info, contact Sue Beety at

The Menomonie Toastmasters Club: first and third Thursday each month at Leisure Center, 1412 E. Sixth St., Menomonie, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Carol at 715-643-2141 or Kathleen at 715-426-4896.

Menomonie Area Business Builders: meet Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Grill, Highway D, north of Menomonie. For info, call Jim Zons at 715-962-4660.

Masonic Lodge #164: meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meal served at 6 p.m., Lodge opens at 7 p.m. Lodge is located at N5729 410th St., Menomonie. Call Jim Harmer, Secretary, at 715-505-0733 for info.

Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild: meets on the second Tuesday of every month (Sept.-May). Offers Christian fellowship, practical advice, networking, and training opportunities to writers and other artists. For info, visit, call Sheila Wilkinson at 715-839-1207, or email

Food distribution

Tuesday’s Table: provides a free, home-cooked meal for those in need 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Thursday’s Table — 5-6 p.m. at First Congregational-UCC, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Both locations are handicapped-accessible.

Elk Mound Community Food Pantry: 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays at Shepherd of the Hill (207 University St., Elk Mound). For info, call 715-879-5115, or visit Facebook at

Ruby’s Pantry: 4:30 p.m. on third Monday of each month at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church (207 University St., Elk Mound). Open to all; a $20 cash donation at the door is appreciated. Call 651-674-0009 with questions.


Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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